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Fried Okra

Fried okra in a coriander and tamato sauce

Fried Okra


1 kg fresh okra
1 kg fresh tomatoes (or 2 400g cans diced tomatoes)
3 onions sliced into rings
7 cloves garlic
1 cup oil
Ĺ cup lemon juice
1 bunch coriander chopped
1tabs dried coriander
2 green chillis sliced
Salt to season


  1. Trim the top of the okra (Hint: you can put a small cut In the middle of the okra for extra flavour).
  2. Fry the okra in batches to give them nice golden color then put them aside.
  3. Fry the onion ring and 5 cloves garlic till you get golden color and put them aside as well.
  4. In another pan add 1 tabsp of oil then add the okra, onions, the fried garlic, mince the other two cloves, chopped coriander, dried coriander,
    salt, the lemon, puree tomatoes and Ĺ cup of water and leave it to cook for 15 to 20 minutes (donít stir).
  5. Add the green chillis and serve.

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